This non-sporting life
I'm glad that Indonesia is the only
country in the world not to broadcast the Olympics. I'm too knackered to watch any TV.
RCTI's spokesman Teguh Juwarno told The Jakarta Post, "Learning from our past experience, it is not commercially advantageous to buy broadcasting rights for a multi-event sporting showcase like the Olympics, because we have to buy it in one entire package, while our viewers are only interested in a few sports such as badminton and soccer.
" What he's saying, presumably, is that there's no hope of any medals in those sports.
What I would not be too tired to get to, if I lived in Edinburgh that is, is a rare concert
by Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra. This is music to cheer to and to jeer Bush junior to, with musical scores by the ever-wonderful Carla Bley.
I know the gig will be sold out already, but if there is a reader who can bootleg it, please write to me offline. Better still, I bet it gets broadcast by Radio 3 or whichever quality music station exists. Record it off the airwaves for me.